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http://www.insidetoronto.com/news-s...-stops-to-one-end-at-scarborough-town-centre/

Now that Tory has apparently shortened the extension to a single stop without his knowleddge - proposing the money be used for a light-rail line instead - Glenn De Baeremaeker has declared it “a gigantic win” for Scarborough.

De Baeremaeker and a former mid-town councillor, Karen Stintz, shifted Toronto Council’s support in 2013 away from a seven-stop LRT line to a three-stop continuation of the Bloor-Danforth Subway.

Since then, though, a faction on council “whose goal in life is to stop the Scarborough Subway any way that they could” have tried to sabotage it, De Baeremaeker said on Wednesday, Jan. 20, after news leaked of a new Scarborough transit proposal.

The Scarborough Centre councillor called it a compromise which validates the need for a Scarborough extension, but added it is “a substantial net gain” for area residents.

“I hate to admit it but some of these people have drafted a better plan than I did,” said De Baeremaker, who hadn’t seen details but predicted most of his Scarborough colleagues will support the new plan.

“If that allows the downtown councillors to stop fighting and sabotaging it, if that’s the price of peace, Scarborough’s doing very good.”
 

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Grunts, growls, groans, sobs, yips and yowls are far more powerful than speech, a McGill University study reports this week.
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Ex-mayor Rob Ford communicated mostly by a dizzying array of grumbles, hisses, groans, cackles and caws. You didn’t always understand his speech — but you knew exactly what he was trying to say.

His successor, John Tory, is another story. I doubt super-mayor ever yipped, yodelled or yowled in his life, even in bed. But he’s never met a speech he didn’t like.
http://www.toronto24hours.ca/2016/01/19/science-behind-sophie-gregoire-trudeaus-ditty
 

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Tory will have a press conference tomorrow (Thursday) to discuss the transit plans. Maybe Ford/Jacobs are waiting until after that to comment.
Hmmm... maybe we will see some Nancy Kerrigan - Tonya Harding action.
 
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